MHS Rubik's Cube Master Breaks U.S. and North American Records
Mason High School junior Sreeram Venkatarao set a new U.S. and North American Continental record for 3x3 Rubik’s Cube Blindfolded at the Dixon Winter 2016 Rubik’s Cube competition held on February 6 in Dixon, Illinois. This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition.
In the three attempts he made, Venkatarao solved the puzzle in 25.84, 25.19 and 29.16 seconds. Since he was successful in all his three tries, he also broke the U.S. and North American continental 3x3 Blindfolded Average record with a time of 26.73 - which is the average of his three successful completions. Watch Venkatarao master the Single Solve and Average Solve.
“After I got it, I was very happy,” Venkatarao said. “I’ve worked so hard and I’ve finally gotten to the top.”
In the 3x3 Rubik's Cube Blindfolded - Single solve, Venkatarao is now first in the U.S., first in the North American Continent, and seventh in the World. When it comes to the 3x3 Rubik's Cube Blindfolded – Average, he is now first in the U.S. , first in the North American Continent, and fourth in the World.
A dedicated student, Venkatarao practices the 3D puzzle daily.
“This has taken a lot of long term prep - I’ve been doing it for eight years and blindsolving for seven years,” Venkatarao said. “It’s been consistent practicing. Junior year is busy, so I try to do at least twenty solves a day because that’s still adequate prep for me.”